Skip to main content

Minnesota women murdered, missing turns eyes toward spike in domestic homicides

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The cases of three women gone missing and two murdered in the Twin Cities the last few months have one common thread: Their boyfriends or husbands are suspects in each case.

That's the alarming reality, whether by trend or coincidence, with searches ongoing for Kira Steger Trevino of Plymouth, missing since Feb. 24; Danielle Jelinek of Oakdale, not seen since Dec. 8; and Mandy Matula of Eden Prairie, missing since Wednesday.

Verdicts are still out in the murders of Anna Hurd of Maplewood, found dead Feb. 23, and Margorie Ann Holland of Apple Valley, found dead March 7 along with her unborn child.

KARE 11 reports that according to the Domestic Abuse Project, there were 14 domestic homicides for all of 2012. This year, there have already been 13 domestic homicides in Minnesota. Here's the clip:

And KMSP-TV reports on what the families of the missing are going through and prevention. Here's that video.

Next Up

6874514374_277eba4039_b

After long wait, storms eventually cancel Duran Duran concert

The newly inaugurated Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famers were kicking off their North America tour in Minnesota.

ITT Tech

Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students

President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 2.17.19 PM

Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota

One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.

Mindy Kiepe

5 Great Danes kill owner on northwest Iowa farm

The dogs were euthanized after the incident.

Becker Public Schools

School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'

The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.

Andrew Luger, former U.S. Attorney of Minnesota

After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets

The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 1.31.41 PM

Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate

The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.

State Patrol

2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake

A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 4.12.14 PM

The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club

Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.

Related

Missing woman in NW Minn. found in river, case ruled homicide

A Thief River Falls woman was found dead Sunday in rural Pennington County, and the case has been ruled a homicide. Tanya Marie Kazmierczak, 40, had been missing since Saturday morning. A 31-year-old Crookston man has been arrested in connection with the case.

Pedestrian deaths spike in Minnesota

Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed so far by vehicles in 2012, making it the deadliest year in the last five, the Star Tribune reports. Among the latest victims was Cléo Thiberge, a 19-year-old college student from France who had just arrived in the Twin Cities when she was struck by a vehicle in St. Paul.

Heroin-related deaths spike in Minnesota

A trio of urban county sheriffs are warning of a sharp increase in the number of heroin-related deaths. The sheriffs from Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey counties are planning to speak to reporters about the problem Thursday.

Number of drownings spikes in Minnesota

So far in 2012, at least 25 people have died of nonboating-related drownings statewide, including eight in the seven-county metro area. Last year, there were 13 statewide.

Miss Northwest crowned Miss Minnesota

Siri Freeh, of Lake Park, was among 22 contestants in the 2012 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant. Freeh, 22, is a nursing major at the University of Minnesota. In January, she will compete for the Miss America crown in Las Vegas.